Tell 21-year-old ballroom dancer he's not suffering long-term consequences of myocarditis, Mr Shattock - his life is ruined
Question Time was little more than a sermon for vaccination, they failed to hold an open debate, as Imperial College professor was left unchallenged
By Mark Sharman
YET again the BBC’s shocking lack of impartiality was brazenly evident on Question Time (February 3), in a debate ostensibly on why some people remain unvaccinated. True to form, the programme was little more than a free sermon for vaccination.
The only scientist chosen for the panel was Robin Shattock (below), professor of mucosal infection and immunity at Imperial College, London, who has been a committed and long-term proponent of mRNA vaccines. He leads a research team of 26 and has secured significant funding from, among others, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2019, the same Foundation invested $55million in BioNTech and in March 2020 granted Imperial College $79m.
News Uncut is not questioning Professor Shattock’s integrity, but would make two points in the name of fair and balanced journalism:
There is potentially a conflict of interests which should have been declared.
A scientist or doctor with different views on the vaccines, of which there are many worldwide, should also have been on the panel.
It is high time that a proper, open debate was held so that the population can make an informed choice on vaccination, with all the facts available.
But back to the programme. When challenged on side-effects, the professor said: “The rarest events of any serious concern is inflammation of the heart, which happens mainly in young men and teenagers. It’s extremely rare, very unlikely to happen and nobody actually has had long term consequences of it.
“And the evidence and the facts are there. They’re indisputable.”
We beg to differ…
“I WAS SCARED TO GO TO SLEEP IN CASE I DIED”
Shocking story of 21-year-old ballroom dancer
MAXWELL HARRISON lay unconscious in bed, the sheets covered in vomit. His body was going into spasms as his desperate girlfriend tried to wake him. Finally the paramedics arrived and he was on his way to hospital. Max came round, but his life had changed.
He was a superbly fit ballroom dancer with aspirations to win the professional world championship with his sister Katie. Now he needs an e-scooter just to make the short journey from home to his studies to become a barrister. His troubles started days after his second Pfizer Covid jab.
He says: “I cannot forgive those responsible. This thing has taken control of my life.”
Max, 21, from Maidstone in Kent, has been dancing since he was seven and has competed since the age of 12. He and Katie were current English Closed Champions and rose to sixth in the world amateurs. They trained and practised up to four hours a day, every day, and Max’s regime would regularly include a 50k bike ride in the gym, followed by an hour in the pool, followed by another 50k and another one-hour’s swim. His maxim is: “Train like an athlete, perform like an artist.”
Shortly after taking the vaccine Max developed chest pains and palpitations, which worsened by the day.
“Every time I trained or danced and my heart rate increased, I couldn’t breathe,” he said.
He visited University College Hospital, who put the problem down to anxiety attacks, but after the more serious incident and more hospital visits, he eventually sought advice from a Harley Street specialist, who diagnosed perimyocarditis, inflammation of the heart.
Max is now on strong medication, still suffers pain and gets out of breath easily. He will not be able to train – let alone compete – for months.
“I was in a dark place. I really regret having the vaccine”
He says: “The inflammation must go down and until it does I can’t raise my heart beat.”
He admits that the experience has hit him mentality, as well as physically.
“I was in a dark place. I was too scared to go to sleep in case I died.
“Dancing had been my sanctuary, it took me away from other pressures. Now I don’t think I’ll dance again for about a year. I really regret having the vaccine.”